"The Challenge Course breaks down mental walls, helps one to grow in confidence, and strengthens relationships. " -UCSD W. Crew
"Absolutely amazing experience. These two times it has given us much more than we asked or expected. Everyone in our group feels closer as a result, and many life lessons were learned. Denise et al. were fabulous, very generous with time. Kept us safe, yet on the edge where we could learn. Thank you thank you thank you." -Alliant Int'l U.-Existential Psychology
"The program, especially the team building was beneficial in many ways; our staff got a lot out of it, it made us step out of our comfort zone, it made us realize that we are all a cohesive part of our organization and that we all bring different strengths as well as weaknesses to our organization. It also help a lot of our staff realize that everyone can bring something into the organization no matter how big or small of a contribution, it all makes an outstanding effect on our peers as well as on the students we serve." -SDSU GEAR UP
"Helped us define our core values that are going to drive our goal setting and professional development moving forward. Brought us together as a staff and integrated new staff with existing staff. Set a great tone for the rest of our in-service." -John Muir Charter School
"Our lead facilitator, as well as his entire crew, made the experience a very enjoyable one. We felt as though this helped our group grow closer together and build our trust in each other. As hard and as challenging as it was for some of our group members, we helped them get through it together by knowing we could trust one another." -UCSD Wellness Peer Education
"The program was beneficial because it included aspects of team-building, problem-solving, and risk taking. The Challenge Course was an open space for us to get to know each other and work together to take on tasks. However, when we were unable to complete some of the tasks in the time given to us, it really made the participants in our group realize that we will face deadlines and that there are consequences when the task is not done on time. Overall, I thought this was something the group needed to experience and realize that there will be times when we won't be successful and we need to manage our time and think of ways to achieve our goals. The entire group loved the Alpine tower and felt very accomplished with climbing it." -UCSD Circle K
"The experience for our group was great. We were using the day as a getaway from the office to have fun and reward our team for their hard work on a big project. The team building was a bonus and the facilitators did a great job...It's been a about a month since the event and I really see the difference in the group's interaction with each other in the office and would say it was definitely a successful day as a team building event." -Solid Professor Inc.
"It surpassed my expectations. I think this is the best retreat we've had in my 3 years here. " -UCSD Softball
"I look forward to revisiting Outback Adventures Teambuilding programs not just with my sales force but also with the rest of my office. You effectively demonstrated how valuable the teambuilding experiences at all levels and engaged those that were the hardest to convince initially." -Sales, The Marika Group, Inc.
"Our team left with a higher sense of camaraderie, a deeper understanding of their individual and team capabilities and an enhanced desire to continue to produce high quality work as a team" -Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
"A major component that stuck out to me was learning, as a group, to take a tense moment (full of shouting and frustration) and calming down by breaking a specific approach into step by step instructions. We can definitely use this in meetings to help run things more efficiently by keep meeting times short and on topic." VP External of FIMRC
It was more than I expected- staff was very supportive & activities were diverse & fun. " -UCSD W. Water Polo
"As a group we typically do group activities that are supposed to 'bring the group together'. We golf and no one has an opportunity to talk, to relax. This course made everyone relax, laugh and talk. We saw one another in a light we rarely, if ever, see in our normal activities. We left with some very simple reminders on the importance of vision." -Kleinfelder, Inc.
"The program you guys offer is wonderful... I think that there are metaphors all throughout the activities that people can really take home... I'll never forget how people felt connected after we went through team building exercises." -Graduate Student's Association Diversity Coordinator
UC San Diego Challenge Course Clients:
We have had the opportunity to work with a variety of groups from UCSD Student groups to upper management from local corporations. Below is a partial list of groups that have enjoyed our customized programming: